Andrew Bogut will be a crucial part of dealing with Steven Adams in the paint throughout the conference finals. But as of right now, Bogut is not a lock to be in the lineup for game one.
Bogut did not practice today and was officially listed as day-to-day due to the strain of his right adductor, suffered in game 5. Head Coach Steve Kerr didn’t seem particularly worried about Bogut’s injury, however.
“He came in, and the injury wasn’t too bad. He’s going to test it tomorrow. We’ll practice tomorrow morning, and it’s great to at least have four days of rest before the next game.”
Andrew Bogut is here but did not practice with #Warriors today. Steph Curry and Draymond Green did participate.
— Monte Poole (@MontePooleCSN) May 13, 2016
Andrew Bogut (adductor) is shooting free throws on the Warriors' post-practice court.
— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) May 13, 2016
The potential battle between Adams and Bogut is sure to be entertaining as the two are notoriously aggressive big men. The neighbors from New Zealand and Australia, respectively, should make for quite a battle down-under the rim should Bogut be healthy enough to go. Both Bogut and Adams have had their fair share of scuffles, and the two together will make for glorious television.
Andrew Bogut and Steven Adams are SO going to beat the hell out of each other… pic.twitter.com/3YAWwEKBFa
— Dime Magazine (@DimeMag) May 13, 2016
Which matchup are you most looking forward to in the Conference Finals, assuming that Bogut is Healthy?